Course Descriptions

Prerequisites and corequisites may have changed since this catalog was published.  Please verify prerequisites and corequisites at www.midlandstech.edu/edu/sds/sas/hb/prerequisites.html.  Developmental reading courses are required if a studentís reading placement test score indicates the need for RDG 032 and/or RDG 100 or the ESL equivalent.  Developmental math courses are required if a studentís math placement test score indicates the need for MAT 032 and/or MAT 100.  Developmental English courses are required if a studentís English placement test score indicates the need for ENG 032 and/or ENG 100, or the ESL equivalent.  Students must discuss their placement test scores with an academic advisor before registering for any courses.

   

MAT 032

Developmental Mathematics

3.0 Credits

Developmental Mathematics includes a review of arithmetic skills, and focuses on the study of measurement and geometry, basic algebra concepts, and data analysis.  Application skills are emphasized.  (Prerequisite: Appropriate placement test scores)

 

 

 

MAT 100

Introductory College Math

 5.0 Credits

This course includes the following topics in an algebraic context: mathematical methods, techniques, ways of thinking, and problem solving.  Graphing is introduced and geometrical applications are stressed.  The course also reviews arithmetic operations and develops skills in operations with algebraic expressions, polynomials, algebraic fractions and solving linear equations. (This course does not meet the requirements for an associate degree, but may meet requirements for a diploma or certificate.)  (Prerequisites: RDG 032, MAT 032 or equivalent placement test scores)

 

 

 

MAT 101

Beginning Algebra

3.0 Credits

This course includes the following topics: operations with signed numbers; addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with algebraic expressions; factoring; techniques for solving linear and fractional equations; and an introduction to graphing.  (Prerequisites: MAT 100, RDG 032 or ESL 037 or equivalent placement test score)

 

 

 

MAT 102

Intermediate Algebra

3.0 Credits

This course includes the following topics: properties of numbers; fundamental operations with algebraic expressions; polynomials; systems of equations; ratio and proportion; factoring; functions; graphs; solutions of linear inequalities; and linear and quadratic equations.  (Graphics calculator required)  (Prerequisites: MAT 101, RDG 032 or ESL 037 or equivalent placement test score)

 

 

 

MAT 110

College Algebra

3.0 Credits

This course includes the following topics: polynomial, rational, logarithmic and exponential functions; inequalities; systems of equations and inequalities; matrices; determinants; simple linear programming; solutions of higher degree polynomials; combinatorial algebra, including the binomial theorem; and introduction to probability.  (Graphics calculator required)  (Prerequisite: MAT 102, RDG 100 or ESL 100 or equivalent placement test score)

 

 

 

MAT 111

College Trigonometry

3.0 Credits

This course includes the following topics: circular functions; trigonometric identities; solution of right and oblique triangles; solution of trigonometric equations; polar coordinates; complex numbers, including DeMoivreís Theorem; vectors; conic sections; sequences; and series.  (Graphics calculator required)  (Prerequisite: MAT 110)

 

 

 

MAT 120

Probability and Statistics

3.0 Credits

This course includes the following topics: introductory probability and statistics, including organization of data, sample space concepts, random variables, counting problems, binomial and normal distributions, central limit theorem, confidence intervals, and test hypothesis for large and small samples; types I and II errors; linear regression; and correlation.  (Graphics calculator required)  (Prerequisites: MAT 102, RDG 100 or ESL 100 or equivalent placement test score)

 

 

 

MAT 122

Finite College Mathematics

3.0 Credits

This course includes the following topics: logic; sets; Venn Diagrams; counting problems; probability; matrices; systems of equations; linear programming, including the simplex method and applications; graphs; and networks.  (Graphics calculator required)  (Prerequisites: MAT 102, RDG 100 or ESL 100 or equivalent placement test score)

 

 

 

MAT 130

Elementary Calculus

3.0 Credits

This course includes the following topics: differentiation and integration of polynomials; rational, logarithmic and exponential functions; and interpretation and application of these processes.  (Graphics calculator required)  (Prerequisite: MAT 110)

 

 

 

MAT 140

Analytical Geometry and Calculus I

4.0 Credits

This course includes the following topics: derivatives and integrals of polynomials; rational, logarithmic, exponential, trigonometric, and inverse trigonometric functions; curve sketching; maxima and minima of functions; related rates; work; and analytic geometry.  (Graphics calculator required)  (Prerequisites: MAT 110, MAT 111)

 

 

 

MAT 141

Analytical Geometry and Calculus  II

4.0 Credits

This course includes the following topics:  continuation of calculus of one variable, including analytic geometry, techniques of integration, volumes by integration, and other applications; infinite series, including Taylor series and improper integrals.  (Graphics calculator required)  (Prerequisite: MAT 140)

 

 

 

MAT 155

Contemporary Mathematics

3.0 Credits

This course includes techniques and applications of the following topics: elementary number theory; algebra; geometry; measurement; graph sketching and interpretations; and descriptive statistics.  (Prerequisite: MAT 100, RDG 032 or ESL 037 or equivalent placement test score)

 

 

 

MAT 168

Geometry and Trigonometry

3.0 Credits

This course includes the following topics:  points, lines, angles, and angle measure; triangles; polygons; circles; geometric solids; trigonometric solution of triangles; graph of the sine function; and vectors. (Prerequisite:  Math 101; graphics calculator required)  (Prerequisites: MAT 101, RDG 032 or ESL 037 or equivalent placement test score)

 

 

 

MAT 195

Applied Calculus (for Engineering Technologies)

4.0 Credits

This course is a study of calculus applications.  Specific topics include limits, applied differentiation problems, calculus and graphing, applications of integration, and first order separable differential equations.  A computer algebra system will be utilized.  (Prerequisites: EGR 110, MAT 110, MAT 111)

 

 

 

MAT 220

Advanced Statistics

3.0 Credits

This course includes the following topics: estimation of parameters; formulation and testing of hypotheses; multiple and non-linear regression; correlation; contingency tables; analysis of variance; special distributions; introduction to non-parametric statistics.  (Graphics calculator required)  (Prerequisite: MAT 120)

 

 

 

MAT 240

Analytical Geometry and Calculus III

4.0 Credits

This course includes the following topics: multivariable calculus, including vectors; partial derivatives and their applications to maximum and minimum problems with and without constraints; line integrals; multiple integrals in rectangular and other coordinates; and Stokesí and Greenís theorems.  (Graphics calculator required)  (Prerequisite: MAT 141)

 

 

 

MAT 242

Differential Equations

4.0 Credits

This course includes the following topics: solution of linear and elementary non-linear differential equations by standard methods with sufficient linear algebra to solve systems; applications; series; laplace transform; and numerical methods. (Graphics calculator required)  (Prerequisite: MAT 141)

 

 

 

MAT 250

Elementary Mathematics

3.0 Credits

Course provides students with an understanding of the meaning of numbers, fundamental operations of arithmetic, structure of the real number system & its subsystems, & elementary numbers theory.  [Note: Course designed for transfer from OCTC & MTC to USC College of Edu - Dept of Instr & Teacher Edu.]  (Prerequisite: MAT 110)

 

 

 

MAT 251

Elementary Mathematics II

3.0 Credits

This course provides students with an understanding of informal geometry and basic concepts of algebra. [Note: This course is designed for transfer from OCTC and MTC to USC-Columbia's College of Education - Dept of Instruction and Teacher Education.]  (Prerequisite: MAT 250)

 

 

MED 103

Medical Assisting Introduction

3.0 Credits

This course provides an introduction to the profession of medical assisting, including qualifications, duties, and the role of the medical assistant.  It also covers law and ethics as they relate to the medical office, with emphasis on the medical assisting profession.  (Prerequisites: RDG 101, ENG 100 or ESL 110 or equivalent placement test score and admission to the program)

 

 

 

MED 104

Medical Assisting Administrative Procedures

4.0 Credits

This course provides a study of receptionist duties, patient record management, insurance claims processing, IDC-9-CM, CPT and HCPCS coding, letter writing, computer applications and the use of other business machines.  (Prerequisites: RDG 101, ENG 100 or ESL 110 or equivalent placement test score and admission to the program)

 

 

 

MED 106

Medical Assisting Office Skills II

3.0 Credits

This course introduces the student to machine transcription with emphasis on transcribing medical correspondence, reports, and histories.  (Prerequisites: MED 109, MED 114)

 

 

 

MED 109

Medical Business Records

3.0 Credits

This course provides a study of record keeping procedures utilized in physiciansí offices and other clinical facilities.  (Prerequisites: MED 103, MED 104)

 

 

 

MED 112

Medical Assisting Pharmacology

2.0 Credits

This course provides a study of principles of pharmacology, drug therapy and the administration of medications.  (Prerequisites: MED 103, MED 104)

 

 

 

MED 113

Basic Medical Laboratory Techniques

3.0 Credits

This course provides a study of specimen collection and techniques for related laboratory procedures routinely performed in medical offices and clinics, including hematology and procedures related to body fluids.  (Prerequisites: MED 103, MED 114)

 

 

 

MED 114

Medical Assisting Clinical Procedures

4.0 Credits

This course covers examination room techniques, including vital signs, specialty examination, minor surgical techniques and emergency procedures.  (Prerequisites: MED 103, MED 114)

 

 

 

MED 117

Clinical Practice

5.0 Credits

This course provides practical application of administrative and clinical skills in medical facility environments.  (Prerequisites: MED 109, MED 112, MED 114)

 

 

MET 110

Mechanical Systems

3.0 Credits

This course includes the workings of the basic HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems found in residential structures.  (Prerequisites: EGT 106, MAT 101, CPT 101 or CPT 170)

 

 

 

MET 213

Dynamics

3.0 Credits

This course includes the motion of rigid bodies and the forces that produce or change their motion. Rectilinear and curvilinear motion of bodies are covered as well as the concepts of work, power, energy, impulse, momentum and impact in relation to machine and mechanisms.  (Prerequisites: EGR 110, EGR 194, EGT 106)

 

 

 

MET 216

Mechanics Fluid Systems

3.0 Credits

This course is the study of the fundamentals of incompressible fluid statics and flow dynamics based on Bernoulli's principle and the conservation of mass, energy, and momentum. These principles are taught from a fluid systems standpoint.  (Prerequisites:  MAT 111, PHY 201)

 

 

 

MET 217

Dynamics and Kinematics

3.0 Credits

This course examines rigid body motion from applied forces and moments, displacement, velocity and acceleration versus mass, force, and momentum. Kinematics is introduced, with motion calculations of mechanical linkage points.  (Prerequisites:  MAT 140 or MAT 195, PHY 201)

 

 

 

MET 222

Thermodynamics

4.0 Credits

This course includes the study of the thermodynamic principles of heat, work, non-flow and steady flow processes and cycles. The use of thermodynamic tables and charts are stressed.  (Prerequisites: EGR 110, MAT 140)

 

 

 

MET 223

Thermodynamics Systems

3.0 Credits

This course is a study of energy movement in physical systems, the resulting variations in temperature, pressure, and volume. Emphasis is placed on mathematical characterization of cycles, interpretation and application of thermodynamic tables.  (Prerequisites: MAT 140 or MAT 195)

 

 

 

MET 224

Hydraulics and Pneumatics

3.0 Credits

This course covers basic hydraulic and pneumatic principles and circuits. System components such as pumps, compressors, piping, valves, cylinders, fluid motors, accumulators and receivers are discussed.  (Prerequisites: EGR 110, MAT 110)

 

 

 

MET 225

Fundamentals of Heat Transfer

3.0 Credits

 This course studies thermal energy transfer from hot to cold bodies by conduction, convection and radiation. Thermal equilibrium and the basic governing equations for the rate of thermal energy transfer will be emphasized. Applications will span a variety of materials, geometries and environments.  (Prerequisite: MET 223)

 

 

 

MET 231

Machine Design

4.0 Credits

This course covers the design and applications of machine elements such as shafts, couplings, springs, brakes, clutches, gears and bearings. It also covers the applications of principles of DC/AC, statics, strength of materials, engineering drawing and dynamics to the design of simple machines.  (Prerequisite: MET 213)

 

 

 

MET 245

MET Special Project

1.0 Credits

This course includes investigations, research projects, self study, and/or laboratory exercises in an area of specialization approved by the instructor.  (Prerequisite: MAT 110)

 

 

MGT 101

Principles of Management

3.0 Credits

This course is a study of management theories, emphasizing the management functions of planning, decision making, organizing, leading, and controlling.  (Prerequisites: RDG 100 or ESL 100)

 

 

 

MGT 120

Small Business Management

3.0 Credits

This course is a study of small business management and organization, forms of ownership, and the process of starting a new business.  (Prerequisite: RDG 100)

 

 

 

MGT 150

Fundamentals of Supervision

3.0 Credits

The course is a study of supervisory principles and techniques required to effectively manage human resources in an organization.  First-line management is emphasized  (Prerequisite: RDG 100)

 

 

 

MGT 201

Human Resource Management

3.0 Credits

This course is a study of personnel administration functions within a business organization.  Major areas of study include job analysis; recruitment, selection and assessment of personnel; and wage, salary and benefit administration.  (Prerequisite: RDG 100)

 

 

 

MGT 230

Managing Information Resources

3.0 Credits

This course is a study of the development, use and management of information resources, and systems in business and industry.  (Prerequisites: CPT 101 or CPT 170, MGT 101)

 

 

 

MGT 240

Management Decision Making

3.0 Credits

This course is a study of various structured approaches to managerial decision making.  The student will apply knowledge acquired in previous course work.  (Prerequisites: ENG 101, MGT 101, accepted into the Management program)

 

 

 

MGT 255

Organizational Behavior

3.0 Credits

This course is a study of effective individual and group behavior in an organization to maximize productivity, and psychological and social satisfaction.  (Prerequisite: RDG 100)

 

 

MKT 101

Marketing

3.0 Credits

This course covers an introduction to the field of marketing with a detailed study of the marketing concept and the processes of product development, pricing, promotion, and marketing distribution.  (Prerequisites: RDG 100 or ESL 100)

 

 

 

MKT 110

Retailing

3.0 Credits

This course is a study of the importance of retailing in American business and covers the concepts of store location, layout, merchandising, display, pricing, inventory control, promotional programs and profit management.  (Prerequisite: MKT 101)

 

 

 

MKT 120

Sales Principles

3.0 Credits

This course is a study of the personal selling process with special emphasis on determining customer needs and developing effective communications and presentation skills.  (Prerequisite: MKT 101)

 

 

 

MKT 135

Customer Service Techniques

3.0 Credits

This course is a study of the techniques and skills required for providing customer service excellence, including illustrations to turn customer relations into high standards of customer service, satisfaction, and repeat sales.  (Prerequisites: RDG 100 or ESL 100)

 

 

 

MKT 240

Advertising

3.0 Credits

This course is a study of the role of advertising in the marketing of goods and service, including types of advertising, media, how advertising is created, agency functions, and regulatory aspects of advertising.  (Prerequisite: MKT 101)

 

 

 

MKT 260

Marketing Management

3.0 Credits

This course is a study of the marketing system from the decision-makerís view, including how marketing strategies are planned and utilized in the market place.  (Prerequisite:  MKT 101,  30 semester hours of credit, accepted into the Marketing program)

 

 

 

MKT 270

Internet Research and Marketing

3.0 Credits

This course is a study of utilizing the internet for research and marketing.  The course includes the use of analytical skills, database, searches, and organization/presentations.  (Prerequisites: CPT 101 or CPT 170)

 

 

MLT 102

Medical Lab Fundamentals

3.0 Credits

This course introduces basic concepts and procedures in medical laboratory technology.  (Prerequisite: accepted into the Medical Laboratory Technology program)

 

 

 

MLT 104

Basic Medical Microbiology

2.0 Credits

This course introduces the study of basic concepts of medical microbiology.  (Prerequisites: BIO 211, MLT 102)

 

 

 

MLT 108

Urinalysis and Body Fluids

3.0 Credits

This course introduces the routine analysis and clinical significance of urine and other body fluids.  (Prerequisites: CHM 110, MLT 102)

 

 

 

MLT 110

Hematology

4.0 Credits

This course provides a study of the basic principles of hematology, including hemoglobins, hematocrit, white and red counts, and identification of blood cells.  (Prerequisites: BIO 210, MLT 102)

 

 

 

MLT 115

Immunology

3.0 Credits

This course provides a study of the immune system, disease states, and the basic principles of immunological testing.  (Prerequisites: BIO 211, MLT 110)

 

 

 

MLT 120

Immunohematology

4.0 Credits

This course introduces the theory and practice of blood banking including the ABO, RH and other blood group systems, compatibility testing and HDN.  (Prerequisites: MLT 115, MLT 210)

 

 

 

MLT 130

Clinical Chemistry

4.0 Credits

This course focuses on the study of nutritional, functional and excretional chemicals in blood and body fluids, including testing techniques and clinical significance.  (Prerequisites: CHM 110, MLT 260)

 

 

 

MLT 205

Advanced Microbiology

4.0 Credits

This course provides a detailed study of microorganisms and the currently accepted procedures for identification of these microorganisms in the clinical laboratory.  (Prerequisites: MLT 104, MLT 260)

 

 

 

MLT 210

Advanced Hematology

4.0 Credits

This course provides a study of the diseases of blood cells and other hematologic procedures including coagulation.  (Prerequisites: BIO 211, MLT 110)

 

 

 

MLT 230

Advanced Clinical Chemistry

4.0 Credits

This course includes advanced theory, principles, and instrument techniques used in clinical chemistry.  (Prerequisite:  MLT 130)

 

 

 

MLT 260

Clinical Practicum I

3.0 Credits

This course provides clinical experience in a supervised setting for developing technical proficiency in routine laboratory procedures.  (Prerequisites: MLT 108, MLT 210)

 

 

 

MLT 270

Clinical Applications

12.0 Credits

This course provides sequential practical experience in selected areas of a supervised clinical setting.  (Prerequisites: MLT 210, MLT 205, MLT 230, MLT 260)

 

 

MTT 101

Introduction to Machine Tool

2.0 Credits

This course covers the basics of measuring tools, layout tools, bench tools and the basic operations of lathes, mills, and drill presses.

 

 

 

MTT 102

Machine Tool Basics

3.0 Credits

This course will provide the non-machine tool major with an overview of the capabilities of precision machining in conventional and computer numerical controlled machine tools. The student will become familiar with the machine tool portion of manufacturing primarily through demonstrations.  (Prerequisite: RDG 100)

 

 

 

MTT 121

Machine Tool Theory I

3.0 Credits

This course covers the principles involved in the production of precision metal parts.  (Prerequisites: RDG 032 or ESL 037, MAT 032)  (Corequisite: MTT 122)

 

 

 

MTT 122

Machine Tool Practice I

4.0 Credits

This course covers practical experiences using the principles in Machine Tool Theory I.  (Prerequisites: RDG 032 or ESL 037, MAT 032)  (Corequisite: MTT 121)

 

 

 

MTT 123

Machine Tool Theory II

3.0 Credits

This course covers the principles involved in machining parts using machine tools, including lathes, mills, drill presses, jig bores, and the attachments for each.  (Prerequisites: MAT 100, MTT 121, MTT 122)  (Corequisite: MTT 124)

 

 

 

MTT 124

Machine Tool Practice  II

4.0 Credits

This course covers the practical application of the principles in Machine Tool Theory II.  (Prerequisites: MAT 100, MTT 121, MTT 122)  (Corequisite: MTT 123)

 

 

 

MTT 141

Metals and Heat Treatment

3.0 Credits

This course is a study of the properties, characteristics, and heat treatment procedures of  metals.  (Prerequisites: MTT 123, MTT 124)

 

 

 

MTT 143

Precision Measurements

2.0 Credits

This course is a study of precision measuring instruments.  (Prerequisites: MAT 100, MTT 121, MTT 122)

 

 

 

MTT 147

Tool and Cutter Grinding

2.0 Credits

This course covers theoretical and practical training in cutting tools, cutting tool angles, the mechanics of material removal, and the operations of tool and cutter grinding equipment.  (Prerequisites: MAT 101, MTT 123, MTT 124)

 

 

 

MTT 161

Machine Tool Maintenance Theory

2.0 Credits

This course covers maintenance requirements necessary for the upkeep and operations of a machine shop.  (Prerequisites: MTT 121, MTT 122)

 

 

 

MTT 162

Machine Tool Maintenance Practice

4.0 Credits

This course covers a variety of maintenance tasks necessary for the upkeep and operations of a machine shop.  (Prerequisites: MTT 123, MTT 124, MTT 161)

 

 

 

MTT 166

Plastics Operations

3.0 Credits

This course covers plastics processes and shop application of the processes.  (Prerequisites:  MTT 123, MTT 124)  (Corequisite:  MTT 246)

 

 

 

MTT 171

Industrial Quality Control

2.0 Credits

This course covers the methods and procedures of quality control.  (Prerequisites:  MAT 101, MTT 143)

 

 

 

MTT 212

Tool Design

4.0 Credits

This course is a study of the development, material selection, manufacturing and machining procedures necessary in the production of tools and tooling.  (Prerequisites:  EGT 102 or EGT 106, MTT 123, MTT 124)

 

 

 

MTT 215

Tool Room Machining I

4.0 Credits

This course covers advanced machine tool operations, including an introduction to basic die making.  (Prerequisites: MTT 123, MTT 124)

 

 

 

MTT 216

Tool Room Machining II

4.0 Credits

This course covers advanced machine tool operations, including complex die operations.  (Prerequisite: MTT 215)

 

 

 

MTT 246

Plastic Moldmaking I

2.0 Credits

This course is an introduction to moldmaking and plastics.  (Prerequisites: MTT 123, MTT 124)  (Corequisite: MTT 166)

 

 

 

MTT 247

Plastic Moldmaking II

3.0 Credits

This course is an advanced study of moldmaking and plastics.  (Prerequisites: MTT 166, MTT 246)

 

 

 

MTT 250

Principles of CNC

3.0 Credits

This course is an introduction to the coding used in CNC Programming.  (Prerequisites: EGT 106, MAT 101, MTT 123, MTT 124)  (Corequisite: MTT 252)

 

 

 

MTT 251

CNC Operations

3.0 Credits

This course is a study of CNC machine controls, setting tools, and machine limits, and capabilities.  (Prerequisite: MTT 143)

 

 

 

MTT 253

CNC Programming and Operations

3.0 Credits

This course is a study of the planning, programming, selecting tooling, determining speeds and feeds, setting up, operating and testing of CNC programs on CNC machines.  (Prerequisites: MTT 250, MTT 252)

 

 

MUS 105

Music Appreciation

3.0 Credits

This course is an introduction to the study of music with focus on the elements of music and their relationships, the musical characteristics of representative works and composers, common musical forms and genres of various Western and non-Western historical style periods, and appropriate listening experiences.  (Prerequisite: ESL 100 or RDG 100)

 

 

 

MUS 110

Music Fundamentals

3.0 Credits

This course is an introduction to the elements of music and music notation with keyboard applications.  Topics covered include intervals, scales, rhythm, meter, elementary ear training and basic keyboard harmony.  (Prerequisite: ESL 100 or RDG 100)